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When the Legends Die (1972)

A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Red Dillon
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Tom Black Bull
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Mary
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Meo (Dillon's caretaker)
Herbert Nelson ...
Dr. Wilson
John War Eagle ...
Blue Elk
John Gruber ...
Clyde 'Tex' Walker
Garry Walberg ...
School Superintendant
Jack Mullaney ...
Gas Station Attendant
Malcolm Curley ...
Benny Grayback (school principal)
Roy Engel ...
Sam Turner
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Neil Swenson
Mel Gallagher ...
Cowboy
Tillman Box ...
Young Tom Black Bull
Sondra Pratt ...
Angie (girl who picks up Tom)
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A young, rebellious Ute Indian joins the rodeo circuit and falls in with a drunken mentor who teaches him the ways of the ring and the world.

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You can beat Tom Black Bull. Betray him. Try to tame him. But watch out.

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Western | Drama

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1 December 1972 (West Germany)  »

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Amikor a legendák meghalnak  »

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mary: Wouldn't you like to go outside, and commune with nature?
"Killer" Tom Black Bull: You can commune by yourself.
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Connections

Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Storm,
Lyrics by Bo Goldman
Music by Glenn Paxton
Sung by Freddie Hart and Kenni Husky
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The best of the early 70's "rodeo" movies

Perhaps the best of the "aging rodeo cowboy" movies that mysteriously began to appear in 71-72 (Cliff Robertson's "J.W. Coop," Steve Inhat's "The Honkers" with James Coburn, and Sam Peckinpah's "Junior Bonner" with Steve McQueen). What makes the difference is Richard Widmark who seems more appropriately cast than the stars of the rival rodeo films. Widmark is excellent in perhaps the best of his later period roles.


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